A wealth of expertise
The tram network includes three sections without overhead lines, on which the tram will run solely on battery power. The choice was a question of aesthetics, to preserve the beauty of Liege’s historical city center. In addition, major work has been carried out on engineering structures. Colas Belgium moved a bridge abutment to provide the tramway with the space it needs to pass, while the Tilleuls bridge at the beginning of the route was completely rebuilt.
Contributing to the development of a city resolutely turned towards the future
In addition to offering a new, more environmentally friendly mobility solution, the tramway project aims to provide more peaceful city living. The tramway will improve traffic in Liege, which is currently congested by 2,000 buses traveling every day between the Guillemin station and the city center. The improvements will clearly make for better living conditions for everyone in Liege. Securing a contract of this scale confirms Colas' expertise and know-how in the construction of tramway lines and major projects. Colas has worked on most of the recent projects in France, as well as on the Rabat and Casablanca tramways in Morocco. In addition to design and construction, the consortium formed by Colas and CAF will be responsible for rolling stock maintenance over a 27-year period.